Prescribed Fire

Evaluating the Most Economic Way to Improve Range

On many agricultural operations, there are always projects to work on. Often, range management or improvement projects fall in the nonessential category until they reach a critical point. However, it is best to consider whether there is a financial incentive (or penalty) for waiting until there is a critical mass to address this type of project.

3 Things to Know When Using Both Fire and Grazing on the Ranch

Many land managers incorporate prescribed fires into a management plan alongside grazing livestock. Other land managers feel it is not feasible to graze and burn on the same operation. But when prescribed fire is used strategically, its benefits outweigh any negatives.

Growing-Season Burns Hold Potential for Fall and Winter Forage

The traditional burning season for the Southern Great Plains goes from December to April. However, when land managers limit their burn season to these five months, they often find it difficult to implement the number of burns needed to achieve their goals. This is one reason why more and more land managers are conducting growing-season burns, during late spring through early fall months, to meet some of their prescribed burning goals.

Improve Nutrition for White-Tailed Deer With Growing-Season Prescribed Burns

Habitat includes food, water, shelter, space and the arrangement of these components, though land managers and popular press most popularly discuss food. Food can easily be managed, and many times the focus is only on food plots and feeders. Native vegetation can take a back seat to these intensive management practices, but people should be aware how to manage existing native vegetation to provide a high quality diet.

Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?

Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.

Producer Spotlight: Dan Ham, Managing for Wildlife

Dan Ham began working with the Noble Research Institute in March 2008 shortly after he purchased property in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. We helped him develop a strategy to achieve his goals of managing the property for wildlife.

April 2 to April 8: Growth and Golgi Bodies

From under the microscope, to the field, to the sky, the Noble Research Institute approaches agricultural research from various angles. Here's a quick look at a few of those angles from this week....

How Often Should You Conduct Prescribed Burns?

There are many reasons why property owners use prescribed fire. The most common reasons are brush management, wildlife habitat management and forage improvement for livestock. Since the effects of...

Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burning season has become commonplace because most of...

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...